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Laser Radar Acquisition And Tracking
Author(s): A. L. Kachelmyer
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Paper Abstract

Target acquisition and tracking are crucial to the success of a range-Doppler imaging laser radar. When compared to a conventional microwave radar, the laser radar's very narrow beamwidth increases the difficulty of the both acquiring and tracking the target. This paper deals with some of the issues concerning both passive and active acquisition and tracking of an uncooperative target. Cooperative targets could make use of retro-reflector arrays or beacons to enhance the target.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1989
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 1103, Laser Radar IV, (13 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960565
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A. L. Kachelmyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1103:
Laser Radar IV
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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